Top 5 Apps for March

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Photo: iStockphoto

With this month's roundup of helpful mobile apps, you'll be able to brush up on your knowledge of SAP applications, hold a Web conference with a colleague, and search for files in the cloud.

An overview of the apps here:

1. SMS 365 Dashboard by SAP

Get a dashboard overview of key statistics for the SMS messages sent to customers and employees.

2. SAP Learning Assistant

A mobile learning app keeps employees up-to-date on all necessary trainings and alerts them to missing qualifications.

3. SAP Learn Now

Acquire expert knowledge about SAP business applications on the go with a variety of videos, tutorials, and quizzes.

4. doo by doo GmbH

A “Windows first” app that lets you search through all cloud-based documents, whether they’re saved in Dropbox, Google Drive, or your inbox.

5. OnSync by Digital Samba

A mobile version of the desktop application for Web-conferencing and desktop-sharing

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Photo: Screenshot

SMS 365 Dashboard by SAP

Based on functions developed by SAP-acquired company Sybase, the SMS 365 Dashboard service gives customers the ability to view key traffic data and statistics on the delivery of SMS messages to their customers and employees. To do this, the service cooperates with a large number of providers who enable a wide variety of communication standards and services relating to SMS messaging. SAP is now making the analysis functions of this service available for the iPhone and iPad, giving decision-makers information about their campaigns in visually attractive representations – such as tables, pie charts, and lists. SMS 365 Dashboard provides information about regional message statistics and delivery success rates, offers campaign management and insight, and even makes it possible to give customers targeted insight into specific key information.

Platform: iOS for iPhone and iPad

To the App Store

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Photo: Screenshot

SAP Learning Assistant

With the SAP Learning Assistant mobile app for the iPad, you can search for suitable training courses anytime, anywhere. You can also see whether classroom and e-learning courses have spots left, or if they’re already full. It is possible to book courses and play e-learning content directly in the app, and you can check your knowledge by taking a test. This works in either online or offline mode. The app informs you about expired or missing qualifications and about mandatory and reserved courses. Participation in e-learning training courses is confirmed via an electronic signature. SAP Learning Assistant is available free of charge for both iOS (from Version 5.0) and Windows 8. The required SAP Enterprise Integration license is available for a one-time charge of 25 euros per user.

Platform: iOS and Windows 8

To the SAP Store

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Photo: Screenshot

SAP Learn Now

SAP Learn Now is currently only available for the iPad and enables users to acquire expert knowledge about SAP’s business applications whenever and wherever they need it. The course content is presented in the form of texts, videos, and interactive simulations. And, because joint learning is both enjoyable and a great way of promoting cooperation within teams, learners can interact with each other directly in the app. They also receive feedback on their progress by completing self-assessment units. The courses are purchased and downloaded from the SAP Training Shop and can be used in both online and offline mode.

Platform: iOS

To the SAP Store

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doo by doo GmbH

“Windows first” is the motto for the document management app “doo”. Bonn, Germany-based startup doo GmbH has brought its doo app for Windows 8 to the market ahead of the iOS version and plans to offer the app on all popular operating systems and end devices very soon. The app enables users to manage their documents via the doo cloud no matter where they are located and no matter where their files are stored. To do this, users must first “show” doo where their documents are stored. The app then analyzes and tags the documents automatically. No matter whether it’s stored in an e-mail account, Dropbox, Google Drive, or another cloud service, the intelligent tagging system lets doo users locate their content quickly and easily on both the Web and in local folders. You can combine tags, such as document type and source, file format, company name, persons, and locations to search for and retrieve documents with ease. And, thanks to an option for synchronizing changes to files over the doo cloud, all the documents are available in their current version on all devices. You can also use this innovative document management functionality offline.

Platform: Windows & iOS

To the Web site

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Photo: Screenshot

OnSync by DigitalSamba

The OnSync app for the iPhone and iPad is an excellent example of how cloud computing works today: Take cleverly designed communication software, place it in the cloud, and presto! You’ve got a practical Web-conferencing and desktop-sharing service for small companies. All this is now available for mobile use via an iOS app. OnSync is designed for business purposes and delivers easy-to-understand and preconfigured interfaces for web meetings, including desktop-sharing, online training courses, video recordings, and customer service. The functional scope varies according to which package you buy, and prices start at 29 euros per month for five users. To use OnSync, you normally need a browser that supports Flash format. The iOS app dispenses with this requirement and offers many of the functions available in the desktop version. For example, the app, which is also avaliable in German, can be used to open meetings and invite participants. Digital Samba will continue to extend the app’s functional scope in the future.

Platform: iOS

To the App Store

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